Running Start

Special Event Notice

Running Start is hosting an information session on Saturday, February 4 at 10 a.m. in-person on the main campus in the Student Union Building or online via Zoom. Learn more and sign up on the Events page

Running Start at Green River College

Running Start is an exciting and nationally recognized program that allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses tuition-free. Credits earned at Green River are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities, and can satisfy high school graduation requirements. Students may attend classes at Green River full-time or part-time, depending on high school enrollment. Learn more by viewing our information session video here. Watch the RS Events Page (see below) for information sessions coming up!

Enrollment Dates & Deadlines:

QuarterEVF Priority Processing Date*Returning Student Enrollment OpensClasses BeginEnrollment Deadline
Winter 2023 October 28 November 8 January 3, 2023  January 5, 2023
Spring 2023 January 27 February 7 April 3 April 5
Fall 2023 April 28 early May September 25 September 27

NEW Students

QuarterEnrollment Packets Accepted BeginningNew Student Enrollment OpensPaperwork DeadlineClasses Begin
Winter 2023  November 1 November 21 December 19  January 3, 2023 
Spring 2023 February 1 February 21 March 22 April 3
Fall 2023 April 1 Late May Priority - July 3 / Final - September 15  September 25

*Please note that Priority Processing Date means that students who turn in paperwork prior to this date have the assurance that their documents will be processed prior to when enrollment opens. All documents are processed in the order they were received. Students that turn in their documents after the priority processing date will be processed provided it is turned in before the close of business on the deadline date.

About Running Start

Learn more about the Running Start program here!

Getting Started with Running Start

All of the steps and process to getting started with Running Start

Running Start Events

Keep up with all of our Information Sessions, Parent/Guardian Events, and Student Workshops

Running Start Forms

All of our important forms for future and current Running Start students

High School Equivalency Guides

Information regarding High School graduation requirements for Running Start students


Advising for all Running Start students.

Meet the Staff

The Running Start staff are dedicated to supporting Running Start students' education at Green River College. Students can seek advising for course placement, educational planning, transfer planning and other needs. We offer support through various formats and programs such as orientations, appointments, workshops, email and social media.

Meet the Staff

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for future students, current students, and parents/guardians

Hours of Operation

 Zoom Virtual Lobby Hours:

Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

*For drop-in advising times, please check our Running Start Advising Page

In-person Hours: 

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Please note that masks are required when visiting the Running Start office. 


Phone Hours: (253) 288-3380

Monday - Thursday 
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about Running Start or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with an Educational Planner please do not hesitate to contact us!

Email Running Start

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Virtual lobby: Connect with us via Zoom - see hours of operation above for availability. 

Phone: 253-288-3380 - see hours of operation above for availability.

Visit:  The Running Start Office is located in the Student Affairs Building (SA 135) on the Main Campus.

NOTE: Running Start is available for in-person assistance on Monday - Friday and masks are required when visiting the Running Start office in-person.  

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699

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